Average Bench: 84.7% (355th of 1016)

Based on 150 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM87

Very good average bench

The Samsung SM87 512GB averaged just 15.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM87 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 124MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 31.8MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM87 512GB is 64.2%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM87 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 177MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 285MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 150 samples)
Min Avg Max
417 Read 482 522
63 Write 285 485
110 Mixed 330 505
39.8 SusWrite 177 431
70.9% 319 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.2 4K Read 31.8 43.2
29.2 4K Write 71.3 120
12.3 4K Mixed 34.2 53.1
130% 45.8 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.6 DQ Read 237 375
48.2 DQ Write 178 312
16.8 DQ Mixed 124 329
115% 180 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
363GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 404 367 422 417 398 MB/s
Read 460
Write 397
Mixed 281
SusWrite 383
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 81.7
4K Mixed 48.2
163% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 346
254% 335 MB/s
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 118 119 117 106 90 MB/s
Read 423
Write 223
Mixed 288
SusWrite 106
58% 260 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 90.6
4K Mixed 38.6
147% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 277
209% 285 MB/s
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 125 118 99 110 123 MB/s
Read 395
Write 212
Mixed 280
SusWrite 130
56% 254 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 83.1
4K Mixed 24.5
116% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 150
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 32.3
66% 131 MB/s
221GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 40 40 35 33 29 MB/s
Read 444
Write 85.8
Mixed 114
SusWrite 39.6
37% 171 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 69.8
4K Mixed 32
113% 41.7 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 70.9
DQ Mixed 154
126% 188 MB/s
234GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 48 55 65 67 75 MB/s
Read 357
Write 38
Mixed 84.7
SusWrite 59.6
29% 135 MB/s
4K Read 14.4
4K Write 30
4K Mixed 11
52% 18.5 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 37.5
DQ Mixed 93.8
65% 83.9 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,681,597 SSDs tested.

Typical SM87 512GB Builds (Compare 4,083 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 5810

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 10% - Terrible Total price: $440

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